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Daily Archives: 2011-04-02

Saving the line

A small stretch of the disused KTM railway track in the West brings activists and residents together. Joshua Chiang/ A striped brown bird flutters out from among some tall grass and flies into the distance as we approach. It is a Pintail Snipe, Dr Ho Hua Chew tells us, a bird that likes to frequent marshy places like the one …

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Elections: Singapore’s PAP has hands full

The following is an excerpt of an article published on 1 April 2011 at FreeMalaysiaToday. by Maxwell Coopers It is election season in Singapore! And there is good reason why the ruling Peoples’ Action Party (PAP) should be thinking of calling a snap election before June. As always the economy always gives the best clue. To everybody’s surprise it romped …

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The global movement to kill the death penalty

The following article written on 27 March 2011 is republished here with permission from Amnesty International. BY SALIL SHETTY Last March, when Andrei Zhuk’s mother brought one of her usual food parcels to the prison in Minsk, she was turned away. Her son ‘had been moved’, officials told her. She should not come looking for him anymore, they said, but …

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